What do an 18th-century German philosopher, an American vice president who succeeded to the presidency, Paul Reubens, Agnes Bojaxhiu, and Schmuel Gelbfisz have in common?
(This is straightforward and not my typical question.)
#98935. Asked by queproblema. (Aug 27 08 12:18 PM)
My guess : all became known by a name other than that with which they were born ?|
Immanuel Kant, 18th century German philosopher, changed his name from Emmanuel to Immanuel after he learned Hebrew.
Gerald Ford, who succeeded Nixon to the presidency, was born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
Paul Reubens is better known Pee-wee Herman.
Mother Teresa was born Agnes Bojaxhiu in what is now Macedonia.
Samuel Goldwyn, the Hollywood producer, was born Schmuel Gelbfisz.
However, I am not too sure about the German philosophers, as there were others who used pseudonyms in the 18th century and were considered german philosphers ( e.g. German Idealists ) though they were born in other countries ( e.g. Denmark or Austria ).
But my best guess is still Immanuel Kant, as he is the most important one of that era.
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